Constituency still to receive ESP

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Ethel Vokia says funding for her constituency under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) will be distributed accordingly when received. Mrs. Vokia said at the moment the constituency’s account is still not cleared therefore, she is yet to receive funding from the Economic Stimulus Package in…

Flood victims need food

PEOPLE of Kukele in Choiseul Province are calling on responsible authorities for food supplies after flooding destroyed their food gardens last week. A spokesperson for the people Ken Silas said their gardens were destroyed by flooding from the heavy rain on Sunday, November 29th. Mr. Silas said many of their food gardens were ready for…

$200M CONTRIBUTION

PM hails WP’s contribution in logging   WESTERN Province (WP) has contributed immensely in log export duty which recorded around $200 million per year. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed in his official speech to mark the Western Provincial second Appointed Day in Noro yesterday. Sogavare said that this accounts for almost half of a total…

Maelanga: Infrastructure development vital

THE Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the development of our economic infrastructures is paramount for economic development.  Maelanga made the statement on the floor of Parliament last week during the sine-die motion. He said the government through his ministry is working on the construction of wharves, roads, and…

Manetoali on Traditional Governance Bill  

MINISTER for Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs Samuel Manetoali says the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill (TGCFB) is now going through re-consultation with the people. Manetoali highlighted this on the floor of Parliament during the sine-die motion last week. “When all the consultations are done, it will again be brought before parliament and…

Major road to link East, Central Malaita

A MAJOR 28 kilometre road construction linking East Kwarae and Central Kwara’ae is in the pipeline to begin next year. Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Kwara’ae Jackson Fiulaua confirmed this in Parliament last week. “I am happy to inform my good people of Central Kwara’ae and East Kwara’ae that I am looking forward to joining the…

200 TOWERS PLANNED

The Government is embarking on a multi-million dollar telecommunication project to construct 200 new broadband 3/4G towers around the country by 2023. This was revealed by the Minister of Communication and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel Agovaka on Thursday in his contribution to the Sine Die motion. Minister Agovaka highlighted this when outlining a number of projects…

SIGNATURE FORGERY 

Commissioner of Lands refuses signing grant of instrument from hereon   IT was bound to happen. And on the weekend it did.  Commissioner of Lands, Alan McNeil has exposed what the public has suspected all along – alleged fraudulent land dealings including forging the Commissioner’s signature – in Honiara. Refusing to be part of the alleged…

SIM card registration soon 

THE Solomon Islands Government is amending the Telecommunications Act 2009 to allow for SIM Card registration before the proposed suspension of Facebook, the social media platform, takes effect. Minister Peter Shanel Agovaka disclosed this in a news conference this week. “My Ministry is currently working on a plan to simultaneously complete the amendment to include the SIM…